Arts + Culture

The Kids Metaverse is (Sort of) Open for Business

Grownups have gotten so excited about what they could do in the metaverse that they’ve all but ignored the kids. And for understandable reasons.

Wings are the Newest Accessory (at Metaverse Fashion Week)

Metaverse Fashion Week was a celebration of virtual sartorial style with over 70 participating brands. From the silly to the sublime, it offered a glimpse at a future where distinctions between reality and digital will...

NFTs at SXSW: They Came, They Minted, They Conquered

If the metaverse is the next web, promising fully immersive digital destinations, then NFTs are increasingly positioned as a ticket to get in.

Art Basel Meets the NFT Cool Kids

NFTs continue their invasion of the art world, most recently at Art Basel. The rich, newly-rich, and JPEG-rich converged in proximity to Basquiat et al.

Like Taking Candy from Babies: Grownups in the Metaverse

I see caution flags about how kids will be catered to in this new world everywhere. Now that we’re all big babies in the metaverse, it’s time to make sure we’re minding the real babies...

How the Pandemic Birthed the Metaverse

Forced isolation, ad fatigue, the desire to be recognized as a full-fledged citizen with rights in cyberspace, and some fantastic technology advancements are bringing us to the birth of the metaverse. It’s still just gestating.

Niantic Calls the Current Metaverse Dystopian

CEO John Hanke made waves this week by saying we should concentrate on building a better reality, not sleeker alternative ones.

An Ode to the Business Card

The death of the business card may be inevitable. But it has an awful lot of cultural, historical, business, and even creative significance.

Can Facebook Break the Sound Barrier?

Facebook this week announced a sweeping audio-forward campaign. In a rare interview with a journalist, Zuckerberg elaborated on Facebook’s ambitious plans.

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